Moruya Rotary looks west
Moruya Rotary’s Drought Relief project resulted in $6000 being injected into the economy of the drought-affected town of West Wyalong.
Members travelled to West Wyalong to consult with relative agencies to help identify which farmers were doing it tough due to the devastating drought. After hours of deliberation, 20 families were earmarked to receive $300 gift vouchers from various West Wyalong businesses.
The gift certificates and information about the Eurobodalla Shire, the Moruya Rotary Club and a touching letter from President Ward Hack were neatly packaged and individually marked with the recipient’s name.
These packs will be delivered to the farmers by local agricultural agencies such as Landmark, AgVet and Elders as part of their regular farm visits.
The members were mindful that farmers and their families are very proud people and it was important that local people delivered these gifts on behalf of Moruya Rotary.
Whilst the gesture was a small one, Moruya Rotary wanted the farmers to know that they cared and were thinking about them during this difficult time. Members were treated to excellent hospitality from the West Wyalong Rotary Club.
Now is the time
As the world focus builds on Nauru and Pacific Islands Forum, many countries are speaking out against the detention of children on Nauru.
There are reports of a crisis of “resignation syndrome” among children, with at least 14 transferred to Australia for urgent medical care this year. In preparation for the Pacific Islands Forum, Nauruan authorities moved asylum seekers out of the detention centre and destroyed the mouldy tents that have housed them for five years.
Now is the time to speak out and get these kids off Nauru.
Refugee Action Collective Eurobodalla
Thoughts on road kill
Due to the current drought, many more native animals are grazing on roadside grasses.
Consequently, many are killed by passing traffic. This is a sad situation. Often I see some of the carcasses painted with a cross. I doubt this has any religious purpose, and the reason for the marking is unknown to me. But it does indicate some people are concerned at the carnage. I have a suggestion to to try and salvage something out of the situation. Could it be made possible for fresh carcasses, especially of larger kangaroos, be taken to Mogo Zoo to be fed to the many carnivores kept there?
Currently, only crows and blowflies benefit from the slaughter.
We would like to say a big thank you to Eurobodalla residents for their incredible support of Foodbank this winter through the Woolworths winter fundraising appeal.
With demand for food relief outstripping supply, you have significantly helped warm-up winter for some of the most vulnerable people in the community.
Sixteen years and 16 million kilograms of food donated - that is the equivalent to over 30 million meals donated to Foodbank by Woolworths since our partnership began in 2002.
And this winter, thanks to Woolworths customers, that number is growing even larger, providing much needed help to some of the 3.2 million Australians who require food relief assistance each year.
By generously adding so many $2 Foodbank tokens to shopping trolleys, Eurobodalla residents helped us reach our national goal of providing 762,948 meals to Australian families in need.
With each $2 token enabling Foodbank to provide four warming meals, NSW contributed 177,884 meals.
With 40 per cent of food insecure households families having dependent children, the funds raised during the winter appeal have helped struggling families make ends meet.
Thank you once again for your generosity at a time of year when families most desperately need assistance. Woolworths’ aim of supporting the growing need for hunger relief and helping feed millions of Australians in need would not have been possible without your support.